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Below is a table of functions and properties with corresponding product recommendations to help you in selecting the right thread for your specific application. If you need additional assistance in selecting the right tread, or advice from our technicians, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Application Recommended Thread
Stiching/Decorative Sewing Embroidery
Apparel    
General Apparel / Light Weight Fabrics Permacore polyester spun yarn M180 MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Super Twist
POLYNEON 75
Classic
General Apparel / Medium Weight Fabrics Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120 MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Super Twist
POLYNEON 75
Classic
Heavy Apparel / Denim Permacore polyester spun yarn M36, M50 MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Super Twist

AMANN Embroidery Thread: ISAMET
Swimwear
Underwear
Acafil textured nylon  
Active / Outdoor Apparel SERALON staple spun polyester thread  
Children's Wear Permacore polyester spun yarn M180 MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Super Twist – Soft
Burmilana No. 12 CO

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISA TEXLIGHT
Accessories    
Leather
Shoes
Luggage
Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30
ANEFIL® twisted multifilament polyester
A&E SunStop®
AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)
A&E SunStop® multifilament UV resistant polyester
Liberty cocoon bobbins
 
Décor / Bedding     
Home Décor
Upholstery
Mattresses
Quilts
Sleeping Bags
Horse Covers
Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30
ANEFIL® twisted multifilament polyester
A&E SunStop®
AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)
A&E SunStop® multifilament UV resistant polyester
Liberty cocoon bobbins
MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Super Twist
POLYNEON 75
Classic
Burmilana
Outdoor    
Awnings
Tie-downs
Outdoor Equipment
Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30
ANEFIL® twisted multifilament polyester
AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)
A&E SunStop® multifilament UV resistant polyester
GORE™ TENARA® AMANN techX industrial sewing thread
Liberty cocoon bobbins
 
Industrial    
Industrial / Work Wear
Aviation
Automotive
Military Equipment
Geotextiles
Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30
ANEFIL® twisted multifilament polyester
AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)
A&E SunStop® multifilament UV resistant polyester
Liberty cocoon bobbins

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread
range:
K-tech
Kc-tech
Nc-tech
N-tech / N-tech CS
A-tech CS
Serabond
MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread range:
POLYNEON FR

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISAMET
techX
N-tech - Nomex® DuPont™
Filters AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread
range:
ZYEX®
PP-tech
sabac SNA
D-tech
Kc-tech
 
Chemical Protective Clothing AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread
range:
ZYEX®
GORE™ TENARA®
sabac SNA
 
Freight Containers
Fishing Nets
AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread
range:
Xtreme-tech with Dyneema®
 
Function    
Buttonhole Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120  
Elasticating Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120  
Multi-Directional
Lockstitching
Quilting
Liberty Cocoon Bobbins
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120
AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISA / ISABOB polyester bobbin thread
Coverstiching / Topstitching AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)  
Serging / Over-locking Permacore polyester spun yarn M180
ACAFIL textured nylon
 
High Seam Strength Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30
SERALON spun polyester thread
ANEFIL® twisted multifilament polyester
 
Multi-Layer Stitching Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester  
Hand Sewing AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (waxed version)  
Appearance    
High Sheen Appearance   MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -
Super Twist Smooth
Glow-in the-dark   AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISA TEXLIGHT


Metallic   MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -
Super Twist

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISAMET
Matt   AMANN Embroidery Thread:
sabac
Rasant
Raised Effect / Hand-Crafted Wool Look   MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:
Burmilana
Special Property    
Chemical Resistance AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread
range:
ZYEX®
PP-tech
 
Heat Resistance / Flame Retardant AMANN techX industrial sewing thread
range:
GORE™ TENARA®
D-tech
K-tech
Kc-tech
Nc-tech
N-tech / N-tech CS
A-tech CS
MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread:
POLYNEON FR

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
techX – meta-aramide spun threads
Conductive / Discharging Electrostatic Energy AMANN techX industrial sewing thread
range:
I-tech
AMANN Embroidery Thread:
I-tech
Anti-static AMANN techX industrial sewing thread
range:
C-tech
 
Infrared-absorbing Rasant IR AMANN techX industrial sewing thread   
Colour Fastness SERALON spun polyester thread MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -
FROSTED MATT

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISAMET
sabac polyester/polyester core spun
Garment Dyeing   AMANN Embroidery Thread:
MERCIFUL CORNETA
Shrinkage Resistance SERALON spun polyester thread  
UV Resistance A&E SunStop® multifilament UV resistant polyester
AMANN techX industrial sewing thread
range:
GORE™ TENARA®
Serabond
 
Abrasion Resistance Liberty PARKGATE core spun cotton polyester
Permacore polyester spun yarn M80, M120
MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -
Super Twist Resistant

AMANN Embroidery Thread:
ISAMET
Waterproof AMANN Serabraid polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)  
Recycled   AMANN Embroidery Thread:
LIFECYCLE THREADS

 

 

Thread Selection Guide

H2:  Below is a table of functions and properties with corresponding product recommendations to help you in selecting the right thread for your specific application. If you need additional assistance in selecting the right tread, or advice from our technicians, please don’t hesitate to contact us .

H2:  Below is a table of functions and properties with corresponding product recommendations to help you in selecting the right thread for your specific application. If you need additional assistance in selecting the right tread, or advice from our technicians, please don’t hesitate to contact us [MJVR1] .

APPLICATION

RECOMMENDED THREAD

Stitching / Decorative Sewing

Embroidery

Apparel

General Apparel / Light Weight Fabrics

Permacore[MJVR2] polyester spun yarn M180

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread[MJVR3] :

Super Twist

POLYNEON 75

Classic

General Apparel / Medium Weight Fabrics

Permacore[MJVR4] polyester spun yarn M80, M120

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread[MJVR5] :

Super Twist

POLYNEON 75

Classic

Heavy Apparel / Denim

Permacore[MJVR6] polyester spun yarn M36, M50

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread[MJVR7] :

Super Twist

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR8] 

ISAMET

Swimwear

Underwear

ACAFIL[MJVR9] textured nylon

Active / Outdoor Apparel

SERALON[MJVR10] staple spun polyester thread

Children’s Wear

Permacore[MJVR11] polyester spun yarn M180

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread:[MJVR12] 

Super Twist – Soft

Burmilana No. 12 CO

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR13] 

ISA TEXLIGHT

Accessories

Leather

Shoes

Luggage

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR14] core spun cotton polyester

Permacore[MJVR15] polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30

ANEFIL®[MJVR16] twisted multifilament polyester

A&E SunStop®[MJVR17] 

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR18] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

A&E SunStop®[MJVR19] multifilament UV resistant polyester

Liberty cocoon bobbins[MJVR20] 

Décor / Bedding

Home Décor

Upholstery

Mattresses

Quilts

Sleeping Bags

Horse Covers

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR21] core spun cotton polyester

Permacore[MJVR22] polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30

ANEFIL®[MJVR23] twisted multifilament polyester

A&E SunStop®[MJVR24] 

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR25] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

A&E SunStop®[MJVR26] multifilament UV resistant polyester

Liberty cocoon bobbins[MJVR27] 

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread[MJVR28] :

Super Twist

POLYNEON 75

Classic

Burmilana

Outdoor

Awnings

Tie-downs

Outdoor Equipment

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR29] core spun cotton polyester

Permacore[MJVR30] polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30

ANEFIL®[MJVR31] twisted multifilament polyester

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR32] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

A&E SunStop®[MJVR33] multifilament UV resistant polyester

GORE™ TENARA®AMANN techX industrial sewing thread [MJVR34] 

Liberty cocoon bobbins[MJVR35] 

Industrial

Industrial / Work Wear

Aviation

Automotive

Military Equipment

Geotextiles

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR36] core spun cotton polyester

Permacore[MJVR37] polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30

ANEFIL®[MJVR38] twisted multifilament polyester

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR39] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

A&E SunStop®[MJVR40] multifilament UV resistant polyester

Liberty cocoon bobbins[MJVR41] 

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread[MJVR42]  range:

K-tech

Kc-tech

Nc-tech

N-tech / N-tech CS

A-tech CS

Serabond

MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread[MJVR43] range:

POLYNEON FR

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR44] 

ISAMET

techX

N-tech - Nomex® DuPont™

Filters

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread[MJVR45]  range:

ZYEX®

PP-tech

sabac SNA

D-tech

Kc-tech

Chemical Protective Clothing

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread[MJVR46]  range:

ZYEX®

GORE™ TENARA®

sabac SNA

Freight Containers

Fishing Nets

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread[MJVR47]  range:

Xtreme-tech with Dyneema®

FUNCTION

Buttonhole

Permacore[MJVR48] polyester spun yarn M80, M120

Elasticating

Permacore[MJVR49] polyester spun yarn M80, M120

Multi-Directional Lockstitching 

Quilting

Liberty Cocoon Bobbins[MJVR50] 

Permacore[MJVR51] polyester spun yarn M80, M120

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR52] 

ISA / ISABOB polyester bobbin thread

Coverstitching / Topstitching

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR53] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

Serging / Over-locking

Permacore[MJVR54] polyester spun yarn M180

ACAFIL[MJVR55] textured nylon

High Seam Strength

Permacore[MJVR56] polyester spun yarn M80, M120, M16, M25, M30

SERALON[MJVR57] spun polyester thread

ANEFIL®[MJVR58] twisted multifilament polyester

Multi-Layer Stitching

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR59] core spun cotton polyester

Hand Sewing

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR60] polyester braided continuous filament (waxed version)

APPEARANCE

High Sheen Appearance

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -[MJVR61]  Super Twist Smooth

Glow–in-the-dark

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR62] 

ISA TEXLIGHT

Metallic

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -[MJVR63]  Super Twist

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR64] 

ISAMET

Matt

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR65] 

sabac

Rasant

Raised Effect / Hand-Crafted Wool Look

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread[MJVR66] :

Burmilana

SPECIAL PROPERTY

Chemical Resistance

AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread[MJVR67]  range:

ZYEX®

PP-tech

Heat Resistance / Flame Retardant

AMANN techX industrial sewing thread[MJVR68] range:

GORE™ TENARA®

D-tech

K-tech

Kc-tech

Nc-tech

N-tech / N-tech CS

A-tech CS

MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread[MJVR69] :

POLYNEON FR

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR70] 

techX – meta-aramide spun threads

Conductive / Discharging Electrostatic Energy

AMANN techX industrial sewing thread[MJVR71] range:

I-tech

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR72] 

I-tech

Anti-static

AMANN techX industrial sewing thread[MJVR73] range:

C-tech

Infrared-absorbing

Rasant IR AMANN techX industrial sewing thread[MJVR74] 

Colour Fastness

SERALON[MJVR75] spun polyester thread

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -[MJVR76] FROSTED MATT

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR77] 

ISAMET

sabac polyester/polyester core spun

Garment Dyeing

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR78] 

MERCIFUL CORNETA

Shrinkage Resistance

SERALON[MJVR79] spun polyester thread

UV Resistance

A&E SunStop®[MJVR80] multifilament UV resistant polyester

AMANN techX industrial sewing thread[MJVR81]  range:

GORE™ TENARA®

Serabond

Abrasion Resistance

Liberty PARKGATE[MJVR82] core spun cotton polyester

Permacore[MJVR83] polyester spun yarn M80, M120

MADEIRA Embroidery Thread -[MJVR84]  Super Twist Resistant

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR85] 

ISAMET

Waterproof

AMANN Serabraid[MJVR86] polyester braided continuous filament (decorative)

Recycled

AMANN Embroidery Thread:[MJVR87] 

LIFECYCLE THREADS


 [MJVR1]Link to “Contact” page

 [MJVR2]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR3]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread”  product page

 [MJVR4]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR5]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread”  product page

 [MJVR6]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR7]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread”  product page

 [MJVR8]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR9]In-link:

 

Link to “Acafil product page

 [MJVR10]In-link:

Link to “Seralon” product page

 [MJVR11]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR12]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR13]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR14]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR15]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR16]In-link:

Link to A&E Anefil product page

 [MJVR17]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR18]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR19]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR20]In-link:

Link to “Cocoon Bobbins” product page

 [MJVR21]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR22]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR23]In-link:

Link to A&E Anefil product page

 [MJVR24]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR25]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR26]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR27]In-link:

Link to “Cocoon Bobbins” product page

 [MJVR28]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread”  product page

 [MJVR29]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR30]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR31]In-link:

Link to A&E Anefil product page

 [MJVR32]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR33]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR34]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR35]In-link:

Link to “Cocoon Bobbins” product page

 [MJVR36]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR37]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR38]In-link:

Link to A&E Anefil product page

 [MJVR39]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR40]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR41]In-link:

Link to “Cocoon Bobbins” product page

 [MJVR42]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR43]Link to “MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR44]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR45]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR46]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR47]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR48]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR49]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR50]In-link:

Link to “Cocoon Bobbins” product page

 [MJVR51]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR52]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR53]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR54]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR55]In-link:

 

Link to Äcafil product page

 [MJVR56]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR57]In-link:

Link to “Seralon” product page

 [MJVR58]In-link:

Link to A&E Anefil product page

 [MJVR59]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR60]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR61]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR62]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR63]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR64]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR65]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR66]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread”  product page

 [MJVR67]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR68]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR69]Link to “MADEIRA Specialised Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR70]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR71]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR72]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR73]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR74]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR75]In-link:

Link to “Seralon” product page

 [MJVR76]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR77]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR78]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR79]In-link:

Link to “Seralon” product page

 [MJVR80]In-link:

Link to “A&E Sunstop” product page

 [MJVR81]Link to:

“AMANN techX Industrial Sewing Thread” product page

 [MJVR82]In-link:

Link to “Liberty PARKGATE” product page.

 [MJVR83]In-link:

Link to “Permacore” product page.

 [MJVR84]Link to “MADEIRA Embroidery Thread” product page

 [MJVR85]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page

 

 [MJVR86]Link to “AMANN Serabraid” product page

 [MJVR87]Link to “AMANN Embroidery Thread” product page